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Sinus Problems

Balloon Sinuplasty™

Balloon Sinuplasty™ is designed to improve the drainage of the sinuses, similar to endoscopic sinus surgery. Balloon sinuplasty technology extends the sinus surgery evolution by offering the surgeon additional tools for endoscopic surgery. It uses a small, flexible, sinus balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways similar to the way angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked coronary arteries. In balloon sinuplasty, a small sinus balloon catheter is threaded through the sinus passages and introduced into the sinus. When the sinus balloon is inflated, it gently restructures and widens the walls of the passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus. This restores normal sinus drainage and function, while preserving normal anatomy and mucosal tissue. Learn more.

Balloon Sinuplasty™ Benefits

The benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty™ technology for treating chronic sinusitis symptoms include safety, effectiveness, reduced bleeding, improved recovery time, the use of minimally invasive techniques, and flexibility in future treatment options. Learn more.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

The most common procedure for treatment of chronic sinusitis is endoscopic sinus surgery. Endoscopic sinus surgery is used to unblock the sinuses when drug therapy is not effective or if there are complications of sinusitis such as structural abnormalities, spread of infection into the eye or fungal sinusitis. In endoscopic sinus surgery, fiber-optic surgical techniques are utilized to open the natural drainage areas of the sinuses and remove polyps, if present. Endoscopic sinus surgery unblocks obstructions, allowing ventilation and drainage, thus relieving sinus headaches and congestion, improving nasal breathing and often enhancing the sense of smell. Learn more.

Sinus Surgery

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), is a term that encompasses an approach for correction of sinus disease. Generally, surgery is indicated for recurrent episodes of acute sinusitis which occur frequently enough to disrupt your lifestyle, chronic sinusitis unresponsive to antibiotics and/or irrigation of the sinuses, and biopsy or removal of a mass or polyp within the sinuses. Learn more.

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